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Renaissance, Man.

The post-holiday hibernation period has finally started to wear off and the extracurricular activities are starting to pile up again. This week, we’ve got a diverse list of to-do’s that’ll make you a true Renaissance Person. (Don’t you love our politically correct gender neutrality?) Movie premieres, art exhibits, happy hour, and a himbo contest? Who could ask for more? Well, we could. But we don’t like to beg.

Arty Like It’s 2008
HCG Gallery “New Year, New Art” Show
Through Saturday, February 14
Wanna impress a date this week? Here’s how you do it. First, lose your current lover. Second, find a date. Third, head to the HCG Gallery and point to the paintings and say things like, “The use of green really shows how the artist feels about global warming, while the technique is clearly a nod to the impressionist painters of eastern Europe.” You’ll look really smart and you’re guaranteed a little post-gallery nookie. Or you can just go alone and enjoy this collection from all the artists who exhibited at the gallery over the course of 2008. Most people look ahead after the New Year, but HCG is lookin’ back. Rebels!

Free
HCG Gallery
Closed Sunday and Monday
1130 Dragon Street, Dallas
(214) 906-8474
www.hcggallery.com

Lifetime Achievement
Q Cinema presents Prayers for Bobby
Saturday, January 24, 8:00 p.m.
Did you know that Lifetime makes movies that don’t star Tori Spelling or Valerie Bertinelli? Who knew? Well, alien-fighter extraordinaire Sigourney Weaver stars in Prayers for Bobby and thanks to Q Cinema, you can catch it on the big screen the same day it debuts on the small one. The only downside to watching a Lifetime flick in public? Somebody posting a pic of you crying on Facebook.

Free
Moudy164 South
3505 Pond Drive, Fort Worth
(Corner of University Drive & Cantey Street on the TCU Campus)
www.qcinema.org
www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/movies/prayers-bobby

I Wanna See A Cowboy
Mr. Round-Up 2009
Sunday, January 25, 9:00 p.m.
We loves us a good, hot cowboy contest, whether it’s ropin’ calves at the rodeo or showin’ off calves in skimpy swimwear. Thankfully, Mr. Round-Up is more of the latter. In addition to the swimsuit competition, we hear there’s a talent contest, but isn’t that redundant? Watch as contestants compete for $500 in prizes. And most new stalkers on Manhunt.

Free
3912 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
(214) 522-9611
www.roundupsaloon.com

Visit A Pyramid Without Going To Egypt
Mix ’N Mingle Mondays
Monday, January 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sashay downtown to the newly remodeled Pyramid Bar for free hors d’oeuvres and great drink specials every Monday. It’s a great change of pace from the usual happy hour spots and what place couldn’t benefit from the booze budget of the gays?

Inside the Fairmont Hotel
1717 North Akard (at Ross Avenue), Dallas
www.fairmont.com/dallas

Local Boy Does Good
Martini the Movie screening premiere
Monday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.
If you missed our review of Martini the Movie, well, we loved it. It’s a terrific (short) film from Dallas’ own Robert Camina that’s filled with peeps you’ll recognize from around town. Catch a screening of one of his previous films as part of the night’s festivities. Prizes, an after party and the smell of movie-theater “butter” are all added perks.

Tickets: $10
Studio Movie Grill
11720 North Central Expressway, Dallas
www.caminaentertainment.com

We Have A Winner!
Wow – You Gay Listers certainly love you some Latin men. We were bombarded with entries to win the delicious Hispanic Firefighters Association 2009 calendar. Congrats to our lucky winners!: David Robinson, Ursula Williams, Matthew Proffit, Joe B, Tony Vedda, and Ray Coursey.

Didn’t win but want one? Check out our story on the sexy calendar for details on how you can still get your hands on one.

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